Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Win Makes Trip Worthwhile

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Win Makes Trip Worthwhile

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Byline: RICHMOND RACING Grahame timbrell

INVERELL trainer Wayne Oakenfull is not afraid to travel his horses and the trip to Lismore yesterday was well worthwhile when his vastly improved mare Precious Qualo won the Restore Common Law Rights for Injured Workers Benchmark 55 (1100m).

It was the six-year-old's third win in succession but not without its problems.

Oakenfull and the three horses he brought across were held up at Tabulam for nearly two hours while the bridge was closed for maintenance.

C[pounds sterling]We didn't realise they were closing the bridge and we got there 10 minutes late,C[yen] Oakenfull said.

C[pounds sterling]If we had known I'd have left a little earlier. It was pretty hard on the horses, standing in the truck for two hours.C[yen]

It was the mare's third win in a month after breaking out of maiden company at Inverell then winning a Benchmark 55 at Coffs Harbour.

She has been plagued by injury, although Oakenfull hopes that is now all behind her.

C[pounds sterling]First she suffered from shin soreness then she hurt her back then she hurt a hock. I gave her long spell and she seems fine now.C[yen]

Copybook colt

TIGERPRINT, trained at Ballina by Raelene Feil, was described by the trainer's husband Tony as one of the nicest horses he has broken in following the colt's win in the Far North Coast Law Society Compensation Lawyer Maiden (1100m).

C[pounds sterling]He is just a natural race horse and eight days after I started breaking him in I had him out on the track,C[yen] Tony Feil said.

C[pounds sterling]The horse has done the job for us so he can go for a break. He is not a very big horse and a spell will help strengthen him up.C[yen]

Tigerprint, ridden by Peter Graham, started from barrier 11 and was fifth and three deep at the 500 metres.

Graham took off at that point, playing catch me if you can tactics, and he lasted to beat the Bob Purcell trained Sir Cavallaro by half a length.

Tongue tie does trick

TERRY McCarthy said it took him a while to work out Hebron Road which bolted away to win the Far North Coast Law Society Family Lawyer Maiden (1300m) by three and three-quarter lengths. …

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